Symposium on Biotechnology with honorary doctor Bernd Nidetzky

For whom
Students , Employees , Private individuals , Alumni
22-03-2023 from 15:00 to 18:00
Campus Coupure - auditorium E2
Sylvie Peeters

On 24 March 2023, Bernd Nidetzky receives an honorary doctorate at Ghent University. For this occasion, the faculty of Bioscience Engineering organizes a symposium on Biotechnology on 22 March, to which you are cordially invited.

Bernd Nidetzky

Bernd Nidetzky

Professor Bernd Nidetzky is Scientific Director of the Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology and head of the Institute of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering at Graz University of Technology.

Nidetzky conducts basic and applied research on enzymes related to biocatalytic synthesis, synthetic biology and reaction engineering. The focus is on carbohydrate-active enzymes as well as enzymes that work at solid interfaces.


15.00 Tom Desmet (UGent, promotor): Introduction

15.05 Bernd Nidetzky (TU Graz, laureate): Frontiers in Biotechnology

15.35 Jorick Franceus (UGent, team lead): Sugar valorization through European collaboration

15.55 Marjan De Mey (CSB, group leader): Responsible research and innovation through co-creation

16.15 Coffee Break

16.45 Willy Verstraete (FWO, President): Funding scientific excellence and international cooperation

17.00 Bernd Nidetzky (ACIB, Director): The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology

17.20 Christine Durinx (VIB, Managing Director): Excellent science as a driver for innovation

17.40 Chris Stevens (CESPE & UGent, PI): Green chemistry and white-red biotechnology

18.00 Reception

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